Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 20 February 2066 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 17 February 2066 at 12:14.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2066 after 19 days on 11 March 2066 at 22:48.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 817 of Meeus index or 1770 from Brown series.
Length of current 817 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes. It is 47 minutes shorter than next lunation 818 length.
Length of current synodic month is 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠35.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠61.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 01:15, this is 15 days after last apogee on 4 February 2066 at 09:58 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 4 March 2066 at 06:48 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 368 665 km (229 078 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 157 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 691 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 21:32 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 6 March 2066 at 20:17 in ♋ Cancer.
At 21:32 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous South standstill on 18 February 2066 at 23:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.369°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.268° in the next northern standstill on 4 March 2066 at 15:15 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 24 February 2066 at 08:50 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.